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Growing a greener Tacoma: The historical roots of Tacoma's urban gardening movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Beaufort, Anne en_US Dvorak, Jessica en_US 2012-09-13T17:39:08Z 2012-09-13T17:39:08Z 2012-09-13 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Dvorak_washington_0250O_10402.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Urban gardens have thrived as part of the social fabric of Tacoma since nearly its founding, and in recent years, have experienced resurgence as committed locals work to improve their neighborhoods.The purpose of this thesis is twofold: first, to define a clear understanding of the urban gardening movement today, by offering a comprehensive definition of the movement, as well as investigating the reported benefits to individuals and communities of urban gardening. And second, this thesis gives an account of the historical roots of urban gardening in America, based on previous research and historical documentation, so we might better understand the movement's evolution, current iterations, and possible future. It suggests that urban planners and urban garden advocates look to the past in order to understand the present manifestations of urban gardens more fully and more readily adapt them to future urban uses. en_US
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dc.rights Copyright is held by the individual authors. en_US
dc.subject community gardening; Tacoma history; urban agriculture; urban gardening en_US
dc.subject.other Urban planning en_US
dc.subject.other Land use planning en_US
dc.subject.other Interdisciplinary arts and sciences - Tacoma en_US
dc.title Growing a greener Tacoma: The historical roots of Tacoma's urban gardening movement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms No embargo en_US

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